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2022-04-05
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“I have 12 brothers and sisters,” he says while taking a lunch break on the Wamuran propertyphysical distancing and masking.. “I am helping them to build a house and pay for my younger brothers to studyAbraham Lincoln.”

Guido Ximenes with a box of ripe strawberriesInformal outdoor gatherings.

Guido Ximenes with a box of ripe strawberriescontentMiddleBreakPoint. Source: SBS Matthew Guest


Mr?Ximenes’s?family live in Timor Leste’s coffee-producing Ainaro region. Coffee makes up almost one-quarter of the Timor Leste economy and about 200,000 people there rely on coffee cultivation as their main source of incomeThe theft system works. While there have been arrests of low-level thieves.

But coffee pickers, like many South-East Asian and Pacific workers, earn a fraction of an Australian salary.?

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